68 acres along the South Holston river have been purchased by The Conservation Fund to be used as public fishing access. The property is located on Big Springs Rd near the intersection with Hickory Tree, and encompasses approximately 3500 ft of river frontage. Current time frame for opening to the public is spring 2009. Details I have heard are that the property is located on the right side of Big Springs Rd at the point where the road first encounters the river. More details to come as I learn them.